Serene and dreamlike photo essay on Bali by contemporary Japanese photographer Fujiwara, entirely comprised of full-page, full-bleed images - a kaleidoscopic vision of an Edenic utopia, in bejewelled tones.
Exquisitely printed and sequenced, showing rice paddies, lush rain forest and dense foliage, dreamlike botanicals, angelic portraits, rituals and ceremonies and simple feasts of food. Exemplary photography that completely skirts the pitfalls of travelogue, with images that both transport and hypnotize, alternating angle and view and focus throughout.
An absolute gem of a book by a vastly underrecognized photographer. Some music aficionados may know the photographer from the praises of singer David Sylvian, who has employed his images in several releases.
My very highest recommendation.
Out of print and rare. In excellent condition save for minor edgewear.